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DHX to create new Peanuts content for Apple

The company will produce exclusive series, specials and shorts based on the legacy brand for the tech giant’s upcoming streaming platform.

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Corner Gas secures first int’l streaming deal

Producer Virginia Thompson shares details on the deal to see the comedy stream in over 60 territories via Amazon Prime Video.


Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Dec. 6 to 12, 2018

Stranger Things comes in at #1, followed by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Marvel’s Daredevil at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Playback’s 2018 Channel of the Year: OUTtv

“This year established a strong proof of concept in respect to our overall strategy,” says Brad Danks, citing globalization and direct-to-consumer relationships as key goals.

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CBC shows off its new Gem

The pubcaster has relaunched its OTT offering under a new brand, and announced a deal with Wattpad to mine IP that can be developed for the service.

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Playback’s 2018 Prodco of the Year: Nomadic Pictures

After 23 years in business the Calgary prodco vaulted into a new era in 2018, earning a trio of Netflix commissions and a renewal for Van Helsing.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Nov. 27 to Dec. 3, 2018

Marvel’s Daredevil comes in at #1, followed by Toronto-shot The Handmaid’s Tale at #2 and Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina at #3.

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Bell Media to go live with ad-supported VOD platforms

CTV Movies and CTV Throwback will offer libraries of free film and TV content, including vintage Canadian series such as Flashpoint.


Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Nov. 20 to 26, 2018

Narcos comes in at #1, followed by Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina at #2 and The Last Kingdom at #3.

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YouTube gives pilot order to eOne, Counterfeit, SEVEN24 drama

The project is penned by Canadian writing duo Adam and Max Reid and exec produced by Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Productions banner.


Hot Sheet: Digital Demand Nov. 13 to 19, 2018

Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina comes in at #1, followed by Marvel’s Daredevil and Stranger Things at #2 and #3, respectively.

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Francophone media gets boost in fall economic statement

The government said it will invest $14.6 million over five years on a Francophone digital platform with TV5Monde public broadcasters.